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Art and antique lovers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts are all drawn to Louisiana and its surrounding areas. With breathtaking views, shops filled with restored and handcrafted items, nature trails, historic homes, and the charm of the small river towns, there is something for everyone.
One of the things visitors will see when they travel the streets of Louisiana’s downtown are the beautiful murals gracing many of the town’s historic buildings.
The small river town of Clarksville has become known as a gathering place for artists. Eagle Days, Clarksville Regional Chili Cook-off, Sunflower Festival and Applefest are among several special events held in the historic town during the year.
Pike County has a place where artists and art lovers may enjoy beautiful works by others known throughout the world. These works can be found in the Lay Center for Education and the Arts, located on Route UU about five miles outside of Louisiana.
There are several nature hot spots in Pike County that draw a multitude of visitors each year, including Ted Shanks Conservation Area, Lock and Dam 24, Ranacker Wildlife Area, and Clarence Cannon National Wildlife Refuge.